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Junior Addie Demars gets her second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Allina Health pop up clinic. Demars is an essential worker at Boutwells Landing, a senior home, and getting this vaccine is more than just for herself.

Americans step towards normalcy

Lucille Miller, Business Editor May 25, 2021

With COVID-19 vaccines getting more and more accessible in America, Americans are finally getting their hands on them. Trying to slow the spread of COVID-19, average people are getting their vaccinations...

The Minnesota State Capitol building in St. Paul, Minnesota houses the Minnesota Senate, Minnesota House of Representatives, the office of the Attorney General, the office of the Governor and also includes a chamber for the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Minnesota rape law outdated, harmful

Adelee Wrightsman, Copy Editor May 21, 2021

In May of 2017, a 20-year-old woman took five shots of vodka and prescription pills outside a bar in Minneapolis, Minn. As the young woman stood outside with her friend, a man with the last name of Khalil...


Oprah, Prince Harry, and Meghan Markle during their controversial interview. In which, a lot of unknown facts were brought to light.

Harry and Meghan’s controversial interview struck a cord with viewers

Annika Citsay, Distribution Reporter April 20, 2021

On March 7, an interview grasped the public's attention. The Royals were put on blast. During the interview between Meghan, Harry and Oprah, the couple revealed some unknown information. This interview...

Demonstrators hold up signs at a protest in San Francisco. Rallies advocating for Asian lives have appeared in many major cities across the country, as anti-Asian hate crimes are increasing.

Another virus makes its way across America: anti-Asian hate

Lubnag Xiong, Copy Editor April 5, 2021

Following a year of xenophobic rhetoric and racially charged attacks, the Asian American community has faced a terrifying increase in violence. Stop AAPI Hate is a coalition dedicated to tracking reports...

Molly O’shea and her neighbors are seen following the guidelines and wearing a mask when 6 feet is not accessible. She is still able to be social while maintaining the guidelines.

Mask mandates continue to spark different views

Calli Dierkhising, Food Blog Reporter March 14, 2021

As more people educate themselves on the virus of COVID - 19, different beliefs arise on whether the government should enforce a mask mandate, or give people the freedom of choice. With many states such...

Teachers return to school weeks before students

Annika Citsay, Distribution Reporter March 13, 2021

Stillwater board members declared all grade level teachers will be back in the building starting Feb. 16. Elementary students started returning during February, and by March 8, all students will be back...

The 2021 Super Bowl was held at Raymond James Stadium, home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team won the game against the Kansas City Chiefs, claiming their championship title.

2021 Super Bowl reflects America’s priorities amidst pandemic

Lubnag Xiong, Copy Editor March 6, 2021

The Super Bowl is the notorious championship game of the National Football League, and every year tens of thousands of fans occupy the selected stadium to watch the game live. It serves as the final game...

New movie poster for Fast and Furious 9. The new Fast and Furious movie was set to come out summer of 2020 but was canceled due COVID-19. Many are worried this will affect the timeline for other movies in the franchise and the cast members.

New ‘Fast and Furious’ movie canceled due to COVID-19

Marisa Fredericks, Social Media Editor December 5, 2020

The new Fast and Furious movie, "Fast and Furious 9", directed by Justin Lin and written by Daniel Casey, was set to come out summer of 2020, but due to COVID-19 it was canceled. The movie will have almost...

Cars line up down the street for Raising Cane's despite being encouraged to stay home. The restaurant has experienced a shortage of employees due to exposure to COVID-19.

Non essential businesses remain open despite public opposition

Elle Guggenberger, Graphics Editor May 5, 2020

COVID-19 has unfortunately impacted thousands of Minnesota families in just a few short weeks. Immediately following Governor Tim Walz’s state-wide stay-at-home order, non-essential businesses were temporarily...

Animal Crossing New Horizons has given players all over the world the opportunity to bond and create a new virtual life for themselves amidst a time of social distancing. Junior Emma Wagner and I enjoyed a sweet sunny day at the beach during gameplay.

‘Animal Crossing New Horizons’; a stay at home vacation

Olivia Bystrom, Field Reporter April 3, 2020

Social distancing has proven to be a tough challenge for people all over the world. Between working from home, distance learning and other changes people have had to make in the last month, the excess...

President Donald Trump calls COVID-19 the

‘Chinese Virus’ causes backlash on Asian Americans

Julie Xiong, Cartoonist March 25, 2020

On March 18, President Donald Trump referred to COVID-19 as the “Chinese Virus.” This term began gaining popularity when Trump tweeted, earlier that morning, about his methods of saving America from...

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